in the air as you apply for allied dental health programs and envision yourself
as an oral health care provider,” says Jessica Kiser, Ed.D., M.S., RDH, Program
Director at Cape Fear Community College and Adjunct Clinical Lecturer,
University of Michigan School of Dentistry. “As you do your research, you may
talk with current or former students and realize these programs are challenging
yet so rewarding. These individuals may tell you about the program’s course
load and assessments, and you may start to wonder how to be successful. One way
to foster your success is to improve your study skills.”
improvements could include creating a schedule, enhancing your reading skills
and reviewing course material before and after class.
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“The first time
I decided to pursue my dream to do a periodontics residency in the United States,
I approached the director of a periodontics program in one school who then
asked me to come for a six-month or one-year internship,” says National Boards
Educator Swati Gupta, M.D.S., B.D.S.
moment, the only internship I was aware of, was the one-year mandatory
internship during the five-year completion of a Bachelor of Dental Medicine
(B.D.S.) in India,” Dr. Gupta said. After some research, she learned quickly
that internships and externships are recommended for any national or
international student who is keen to continue their career in dentistry in the
Keep reading to
learn the advice Dr. Gupta has for any international dentist considering
practicing their profession within the United States.
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As part of ADEA
GoDental’s ongoing focus on professional opportunities for dentists within the U.S.
Public Health Service (USPHS), we present Capt. Nixon
, D.D.S., MPH, M.A., who shared his unique deployment experience with Lt. Cmdr.
Sayo Adunola, D.D.S., M.P.H., USPHS. Capt. Roberts served aboard the USNS
Comfort’s “Enduring Promise” mission in conjunction with the U.S. Navy. The
entire tour lasted about six months and included stops at several Central
American, South American and Caribbean countries with the mission of providing
free health care to the people of the region. ... See More
“The personal statement
is one of the most important parts of the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA
Associated American Dental School Application Service) application,” says Anirudha
Agnihotry, B.D.S., D.D.S. “It gives a dental school’s admissions committee the
opportunity to assess your motivations and decide if you will be extended an invitation
to interview. Often, it takes a long time to write it, and individuals may feel
lost on how to approach it. I will help guide you on the path to what I believe
is a successfully written and effective personal statement.”
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After serving in the United States Air Force, Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D., Program Director of Dental Hygiene at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), obtained her dental hygiene degree and then later her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). ... See More
Dental hygienists treat and educate patients to improve their oral health and help them recognize the powerful impact it has on their overall systemic health. It is necessary to have the patients’ health and well being as top priorities. Every ... See More
Neil J. Gajjar, D.D.S., MAGD, is honest about the fact that dental school wasn’t easy. There were times he wondered if his hard work would one day pay off, but he continued to persevere. Today, he runs a successful 10-doctor practice in Mississauga, Ontario, and always devotes time to giving back to the profession of dentistry and to his own community. Read on as Dr. Gajjar gets candid with the ADEA GoDental team about his passion for learning.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is one of the nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, yet it’s one of the least traveled career paths. ... See More
Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H., was studying as a predental student when a bite from the “research bug” sparked her love of scientific discovery. An interest in science, art and dental public health soon transformed into a fulfilling career option ... See More